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Old 03-04-2018, 08:16 AM   #21
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We canít use the Level-Up system because the front hydraulic cylinders will not raise the trailer enough to move the steam engine from the truck to the trailer or the reverse.

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I will be checking with our dealer first thing tomorrow. We didn't get our steam engine with our new Montana!
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:12 AM   #22
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I must be missing something in this thread

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Reference post 12 thru 18 about using the Level-Up system to change a tire.

We wonít purchase a trailer with hydraulic front jacks because they canít raise the trailer high enough to move our steam engine from the truck to the basement.

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Old 03-04-2018, 01:38 PM   #23
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Reference post 12 thru 18 about using the Level-Up system to change a tire.

We wonít purchase a trailer with hydraulic front jacks because they canít raise the trailer high enough to move our steam engine from the truck to the basement.

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I just don't get the connection from changing a tire to your steam engine. Even WeBeFulltime is scratching their head.
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:42 PM   #24
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I just don't get the connection from changing a tire to your steam engine. Even WeBeFulltime is scratching their head.
Ok please answer this question are you both PHD's?

That post has nothing to do with the steam engine it has to do with we will not own a trailer with hydraulic front jacks because they donít lift the trailer high enough!!!

So I will still need the plywood and blocks I mention in post #10

I only mention the steam engine because a number of members of this forum have ridden on my wifeís train that we carry in the basement.

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Old 03-04-2018, 05:33 PM   #25
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Phil, OK I give up, why can't you use your blocks under the hydraulic jacks?
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:47 PM   #26
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Phil, OK I give up, why can't you use your blocks under the hydraulic jacks?

Read post #10

The electric mechanical front legs raise the basement floor up level with the truck bed.

I would have to have 3 ft high blocks to use the hydraulic jacks that come on the front of the level-up system to do the same thing.

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Old 03-04-2018, 08:54 PM   #27
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:17 AM   #28
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Phil, Do you have a picture you can share?
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Phil, Do you have a picture you can share?

I have a picture of loading the small steam locomotive in to the trailer but am unable to find it at this time.

However here are some videos of the small steam engine running. This is a 1/8 scale model of the Friend of Charleston however it is not correct in many details. The Friend of Charleston was the first commercially operated locomotive in the US.

I also have put the ľ scale model Case steam traction engine in the trailer here is a video of it running in the front yard.

If you go to http://www.sallyscoffees.com you can see a lot more of the stuff we play with.

The picture on the home page at Sallyís is the largest model steam engine we have carried in the Montana it weight about 1,000 Lbs.


https://youtu.be/JJQPui8veSo

http://youtu.be/s1X9mUsAoHY

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Okay I would have been real upset if there was not a whistle!! thanks for sharing
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Old 03-05-2018, 04:20 PM   #31
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Okay I would have been real upset if there was not a whistle!! thanks for sharing

They all have whistles that long thing under the floor board and over the 2 rear wheels in the picture on Sally’s is the whistle for that one.

If you scroll down the left side of the home page and click on “Allen 10 wheeler” you can see the construction pictures. By clicking on the first picture you will see a slide show of the whole thing.
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:20 PM   #33
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Phil I see you are a RR buff. If you are ever through Roanoke Va up I81 stop and see our old J class 611 engine. It’s almost a million pounds 5000 HP. The fastest steam passenger engine ever built. It can sustain 110 MPH under load. It was built right here in Roanoke at the Norfolk and Western shops. It’s in the transportation museum.
Our neighbor has a 1/8 model train. Or I think that the size. He has several hundreds of yards of track close to a half mile with a 80 foot tunnel, a trussel and a 40 foot bridge a custom built building to keep the train in. The thousands of cross ties were custom cut and treated at Koppers tie treatment plant. If you would like to see it I’m sure the owner would be happy to show it.
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:59 AM   #34
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Phil I see you are a RR buff. If you are ever through Roanoke Va up I81 stop and see our old J class 611 engine. Itís almost a million pounds 5000 HP. The fastest steam passenger engine ever built. It can sustain 110 MPH under load. It was built right here in Roanoke at the Norfolk and Western shops. Itís in the transportation museum.
Our neighbor has a 1/8 model train. Or I think that the size. He has several hundreds of yards of track close to a half mile with a 80 foot tunnel, a trussel and a 40 foot bridge a custom built building to keep the train in. The thousands of cross ties were custom cut and treated at Koppers tie treatment plant. If you would like to see it Iím sure the owner would be happy to show it.
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Hi

My wife is the train person I just like steam regardless of what it powers. LOL

Thanks for the offer we plan on doing the NE as soon as the stick house sells.

I think I have found out why the real estate guy has not been getting much response to his advertising. He has the house listed as a Mobile/manufactured home when it is a frame house.

He has corrected that now we will see what happens.

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